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Boating Courses for Fishing

Beginner, intermediate or advanced — whatever your skill level, our in-depth boating education courses will boost your knowledge and confidence on the water.

  • America’s Boating Course gives you the basics you need to get out on the water safely, and it meets most state boating education requirements. Now available in Spanish.

  • Boat Handling builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating skills. Also available online.

  • Marine Navigation and Advanced Marine Navigation give you the skills you need to get where you’re going using charts and marine electronics as well as a knowledge of winds, currents and tides.

  • Engine Maintenance gives you information on how engines work and basic maintenance procedures, as well as how to recognize problems.

  • Marine Electrical Systems provides information on Alternating and Direct current, as well as boat electrical systems

  • Marine Communications Systems explains the different types of radios and communication options

  • Electronic Navigation gives you basic information on the various electronic devices available today that help you navigate and select routes

  • Radar for Boaters gives you basic information on radar

  • Weather is a detailed study of the causes of weather, various types of storms, clouds, and predicting weather